Weekly Wrap Up : 6/8/17

Posted On 6 August 2017

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It’s difficult to believe but we are into August!  Somebody took great pleasure on Friday in telling me that we had only 140+ days until Christmas for goodness sake – the mince pies and decorations will be in the shops probably in another month (*shakes fist) and I still don’t feel like I’ve had a summer.  Still, time flies when you’re having fun – exactly how much fun am I having right now eh!

Anyway, hope you all had a good week.  Here are my books – although not much this past week:

  1. The Stillhouse Lake by Rachel – which was a step out of character for me and a real page turner to boot.


I’m also reading Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey, this is for a readalong that I’m behind for but hoping to catch up this week.  I’m also about a third into Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and loving it.

Next week I’m hoping to read:

  1. Princess of Blood by Tom Lloyd – I did start this one a couple of weeks ago and the fact I’m behind is not a reflection of the book – simply that I’ve not had much sit down time.
  2. Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis
  3. The Turn by Kim Harrison

How was your week? What you currently reading?


22 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up : 6/8/17”

  1. Book Club Mom

    No Christmas talk – we must all ban it! Thanks for sharing these books – happy reading!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – Christmas talk should not be allowed until Halloween is long past.
      Lynn 😀

  2. jessicabookworm

    Ugh no, I agree we not allowed to use the ‘C’ word yet! This week I have been enjoying a comforting re-read of Northern Lights by Philip Pullman 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Such a good book – I should have a reread of it at some point too. Are you going to read the whole series.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Ana

    Nice week!
    I have been hearing great things about Stillhouse Lake, cannot wait to get to it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was great – and such a refreshing change because I don’t read a lot of this style of book.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Stillhouse Lake was a bit outside my wheelhouse too, but I had so much fun! I’ll read anything by Caine now, she’s amazing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was really gripping want’s it – in fact more than gripping it was the way the tension kept rising.
      Lynn 😀

  5. mervih

    “I still don’t feel like I’ve had a summer.”
    I feel the same way. Summer here has been very cold and I haven’t been able swim nearly enough for it to be autumn. 😦

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – this has got to be the wettest summer in a long time and cold too!
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    *That* Rachel Caine? The author of the Great Library series?
    I’d read that book sight unseen! 🙂

  7. Danya @ Fine Print

    Oh my god, is Christmas really that soon? Yikes! I’m really excited to hear your thoughts on Stillhouse Lake because I snagged a copy of it too but I’ve been a bit apprehensive…I’m such a scaredy cat, so I don’t know how the thriller will go!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s not too bad in terms of the thriller – it’s more the build up of tension I thought. I reckon you’ll be okay with this one
      Lynn 😀

  8. Greg

    Stillhouse Lake is one I think I want to read, love that moody cover! And I’ve never read Carey even though she’s a home state author, I’d like to at some point.

    Summer is going way too fast!

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is different than my usual books, although I do read some thriller/chiller books – this was great and so tense.
      Lynn 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    Eek – Christmas!!! I know what you mean about the summer – it all started so well back in June and July, too… But now the children are here, rain falls out of the sky by the bucketful. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make of The Turn – I also have Stillhouse Lake on my TBR and must get around to it sometime soon.

  10. Jennifer | Book Den

    I thought Stillhouse Lake was a page turner, too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t remember but I read a glowing review for it which made me want to pick it up – it could have been on yours??? Anyway, yes, it was a real page turner.
      Lynn 😀

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